-Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth.
-Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food.
-Gums that are pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before.
-Loose or separating teeth.
-Pus between your gums and teeth.
-Sores in your mouth.
-Persistent bad breath.
-A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite. A change in the fit of partial dentures.
WHY IS GUM DISEASE SO DANGEROUS?
The infection from gum disease can cause tooth and bone loss if left untreated. Without strong, healthy teeth you are unable to properly digest food and absorb the nutrients that you need. As the infection progresses, it releases more toxins into the bloodstream, leading to very serious health risks such as:
- Increased risk of heart attack
- Problems controlling both type I and type II diabetes
- Respiratory disease
- Pancreatic cancer
- Premature births
- Underweight newborns
- Digestive disorders
CURE Brushing: This is the best and the only way out to avoid any oral disease. Brushing twice daily for 2-3 minutes is the ultimate way to keep your mouth healthy. Mouthwash: After brushing, using an antiseptic mouthwash helps overcome any bad breath. Visiting your dentist regularly: Nothing beats this step. A professional knows the exact issue and the exact cure and thus ensures that you are up-to-date with your dental condition and whether you need to undergo any treatment.